Man Utd and Arsenal enquire into Real Madrid star Rodrygo ahead of Kylian Mbappe arrival | Football

Rodrygo’s role could be under threat this summer (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have all enquired into the availability of Real Madrid star Rodrygo.

The 23-year-old joined Los Blancos in a €40million deal in 2019, forming part of a fearsome attack alongside fellow Brazil star Vinicius Jr in the Spanish capital.

Last November, the winger signed a new long-term contract, keeping him at the club until 2028. However, the expected arrival of Kylian Mbappe this summer has raised doubts over his long-term future.

Mbappe will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and is thought to have agreed to join the Spanish giants – although there has been no confirmation of any move yet.

Should the France captain head to Real, he will be joined by another forward in the prodigious Endrick, another Brazilian talent the club moved quickly to secure the future of.

Real struck a deal to sign the then-16-year-old in December 2022. He will officially join the club in July when he turns 18.

The situation has seen interest from the Premier League in Rodrygo emerge. Sport report both Manchester clubs, along with Arsenal and Liverpool have asked Real about his situation.

Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag

Arsenal and United both reportedly interested (Picture: Getty)

However, Real have dismissed that interest, regarding the Brazilian as ‘non-transferable’ with those Premier League sides interested in his services viewing a move for him as an ‘impossible mission’ unless the player himself forces a move.

Rodrygo’s representatives are also adamant the player is not thinking of a move away from Madrid and is relishing the arrivals of compatriot Endrick and Mbappe.

While he is aware it could mean less starting opportunities, he is excited over his future and that of the club, according to the report.

Rodrygo has played in a number od different attacking roles under Carlo Ancelotti, predominantly in wide roles with the Italian also deploying him as a centre forward.

This season he has scored 13 goals and provided eight assists in 41 appearances.


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